With the post-Masters lull over, who’s hot and not as the PGA Championship draws near?

The weeks after Masters are usually dormant, and this year is no different. After preparing for this year’s first major tournament, it’s understandable that the golf world is exhaling en masse, as the RBC heritage at Hilton Head, South Carolina has a great vibe. New Orleans is now a team event. Last week’s Valspar, which Sam Burns won, saw a bit more intensity than we’re used to seeing, and he expected to condense a bit more now, and this week’s Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte will see a number of players, including Rory McCleroy, Bryson Deschamps and John Ram They return after their first events since the Masters. Two weeks from now, the season’s second major tournament, the PGA Championship, returns to its place in May after COVID-19 completely changed the main calendar for 2020, and here’s how things take shape with the next major approach in the ocean course on Kiawah Island. Lonely at the top, Dustin Johnson has been the number 1 player in the world since last August, when in an amazing race that saw him play 11 championships through the Genesis Invitational this year, with only two finishes outside the top ten. Nothing is worse than 12th place, and during that period, he won three times worldwide, including winning the Masters title which set a record in November for his second title, but since then, Johnson has diminished greatly. He’s fought six tournaments in a row without finishing in the top ten, which may not seem like a big deal, but it is only the second time Johnson has done so in the past eight years. In five of the tournaments, Johnson finished outside the top. 25, including last month’s lost Masters Sale. His best result is a tie for 13th at RBC Heritage. In the Valspar, he tied for 48th. Despite all his struggles, Johnson said he was not far away. “The golf swing looks a lot better than it has been in the past three or four months,” he said. “Hitting the shots I want to take, drives it fairly well. Pleased with everything.” If there is an area of ​​concern, it has been set. Johnson ranked 50 in the field for his strokes this week and recently regretted this aspect of his game, he is not playing this week in Quail Hollow, but he will play AT&T Byron Nelson next week in the PGA Championship, and Masters champ Hideki Matsuyama is back home To receive the heroes in Japan after winning the title of Masters – then he went into quarantine for two weeks. Last week, he was honored by the Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga. Matsuyama will not play this week, but will play Byron Nelson before the PGA. Which is heading in the right direction just two weeks before PGA. It was a spectacular victory for Stuart Sync at RBC Heritage, but other than Harbor Town and Kiawah being in the same condition, there is not much correlation between the two places. Cameron Smith / Mark Lichma The victory in the Zurich Classic indicates that the Australian teams are at least in good shape. Burns was a Valspar debut winner and is now sure of his place in the US Open as well, and players like Max Homma – who is defending this week in Quail Hollow – have played Keegan Bradley and Luis Ostwiesen. Good golf since the Masters. Will Zalatoris, the Masters’ runner-up and ranked 28th in the world, return to Wells Fargo after tying for 42nd at RBC Heritage. McIlroy missed the Masters cut and DeChambeau ended a disappointing draw at 46th place. Ram, who is ranked third in the world, quietly tied to fifth in the Masters tournament. He was doing well all year long, but he never got off the right track in Augusta National; His wife gave birth to the couple’s first child the previous Saturday. They’re all playing for the first time this week since the Masters, how about Justin Thomas going back to where he won his only major tournament, PGA 2017 in Quail Hollow. The Players’ Championship winner, who looked very good at the conclusion of that tournament in March, struggled on the green and was disappointed with his performance over the weekend in Valspar, Thomas was first on the field in the punches he got from the tee, first in The Strokes gained a point. Scurrying green, fourth in driving distance, first in approaching strokes gained green – and 67th in approaching strokes. He said, “I’m hitting the ball really well. I feel as soon as I see a couple falling from that mid-range, he might open up a little.” And Brooks? Brooks Koepka tried to play through his right knee problem in the Masters and missed a wound. He said we might not even see him in PGA. Which appears to be the case. There was no information about his recovery, but he had originally planned to play the Valspar and ended up skipping it. So there will be some excellent views. Its gameplay depends a lot. On the weather.In its only PGA look, the Ocean Course was mostly soft due to the rain, and McIlroy claimed his first PGA title and second big win. Some winds might really help. Kiawah was also home to the 1991 Ryder Cup, which the United States won in What has been called “War from the Beach.” Atmosphere We are starting to see spectators return to the golf tournaments in increasing numbers. No attendance numbers have been released at the Valspar, but judging by who around the starting and greens squares in the main areas, it seemed the most common occurrence so far. You can expect the same thing this week in Quail Hollow for the Wells Fargo Championship . And while the PGA Championship said it limits the number of viewers to 10,000 per day, don’t be surprised if that number increases to nearly 15,000 per day. Besides, comes more noise, more cheering and more sense of normality

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